Mehndi is term used for application of henna as a temporary skin decoration in south Asia. The art of mehndi has been a long-standing tradition stemming from many ancient cultures but is mostly known today for its history and prevalence in India. Henna is a plant found and grown in South Asian and North African countries, and is used since ancient time to colour skin, hair, fingernails, leather, and wool. When made out of crushed leaves and twigs of henna plant, the paste is applied on the skin and left for few hours, it leaves orange to dark maroon stains in the skin which fades away in 7 to 14 days.
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